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Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history.

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Genre: Football
Author: H. G. Bissinger
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2005
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780224076746

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Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it’s also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns. Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas – both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it’s about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It’s about love, it’s about loss, and, yes, it’s even about football.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Release: 2011-07-05
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781935618904

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Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: H.G. Bissinger
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release: 2015-08-11
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780306824227

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Readers will score a touchdown at their tailgate parties with FootballOCOs Most WantedOao II: The Top 10 Book of More Bruising Backs, Savage Sacks, and Gridiron Oddities by Walter Harvey. With fun facts and amazing anecdotes from professional and college football, itOCOs sure to delight fans new and old while presenting a wealth of interesting and amusing tidbits and trivia. Harvey takes over in the second half after a stellar performance by the starter, FootballOCOs Most WantedOao, and is poised to lead your team to victory. With more than fifty additional top-ten lists on a plethora of pigskin possibilities, thereOCOs something here for everybody. Harvey includes information on some of the greatest gridiron rivalries, amazing football streaks and records, the youngest coaches and oldest players, famous and defunct college football bowls, coaches who both excelled and failed when making the jump from college to the pros, and the most entertaining touchdown celebrations. He touches on footballers who go into commercials, introduces the famous OC other halvesOCO of football players, and even details ten of the longest scoring plays in NFL history. FootballOCOs Most WantedOao II: The Top 10 Book of More Bruising Backs, Savage Sacks, and Gridiron Oddities is a sure score for every fan."

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Genre: Football
Author: Walter Harvey
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Release: 2006
File: 259 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781612340432

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At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) created an exciting brand of football that produced hundreds of outstanding players, many of whom became college All-Americans, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall of Famers, including NFL greats such as "Mean" Joe Green (Temple Dunbar), Otis Taylor (Houston Worthing), Dick "Night Train" Lane (Austin Anderson), Ken Houston (Lufkin Dunbar), and Bubba Smith (Beaumont Charlton-Pollard). Thursday Night Lights tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of African American high school football in Texas. Drawing on interviews, newspaper stories, and memorabilia, Michael Hurd introduces the players, coaches, schools, and towns where African Americans built powerhouse football programs under the PVIL leadership. He covers fifty years (1920–1970) of high school football history, including championship seasons and legendary rivalries such as the annual Turkey Day Classic game between Houston schools Jack Yates and Phillis Wheatley, which drew standing-room-only crowds of up to 40,000, making it the largest prep sports event in postwar America. In telling this story, Hurd explains why the PVIL was necessary, traces its development, and shows how football offered a potent source of pride and ambition in the black community, helping black kids succeed both athletically and educationally in a racist society.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Michael Hurd
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2017-10-11
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781477314852

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Essays discuss the television drama about a Texas high school football team, its characters, and the way it portrayed their relationships.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books
Release: 2011
File: 259 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781935618560

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A phenomenal account, newly updated, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, featuring Sepinwall’s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, including The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes. Drawing on interviews with writers David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Vince Gilligan, among others, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these groundbreaking shows, The Revolution Was Televised is the story of a new golden age in TV, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Alan Sepinwall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-02-19
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476739687

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Nearly twenty-five years ago, H. G. (Buzz) Bissinger, then a young reporter for the “Philadelphia Inquirer,” moved to Odessa, Texas, family in tow, to follow the fortunes of the 1988 Permian High School football team. He hoped to write a celebratory treatment of a team and a town. The result: “Friday Night Lights,” a bestselling American classic that spawned the popular film as well as the series, considered by many one of the best on television. The original book’s most compelling character was James “Boobie” Miles, and his experience in Odessa was, as Bissinger puts it in his daringly honest sequel “After Friday Night Lights,” “a symbol of everything that was wrong with high school football.” The complex friendship between subject and author has deepened over the years, and is, Bissinger writes, “the most lasting legacy of ‘Friday Night Lights,’ or at least the legacy I care about most.” Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. “After Friday Night Lights”—an original 45-page story written to be read in a single sitting—follows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a present that is imbued with a new kind of hope. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a “neurotic Jew” and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his "fourth son." Their story encompasses the realities of race and class in America. And reveals with heartbreaking accuracy how men rise again after their dreams are broken. It is a must-read for fans of the book, the movie, and the television series.

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Genre: Education
Author: Buzz Bissinger
Publisher: Byliner, Inc
Release: 2012-04-19
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781614520245

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Equip your students with the skills to become effective, high performance managers in today’s business world as you provide a solid foundation in organizational behavior with this unique competency-based approach. Hellriegel/Slocum’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 13E has distilled the expertise of hundreds of leading managers from a variety of industries into seven core managerial competencies most important for professional and organizational success. Students have opportunities to assess and maximize their personal skills within the context of today’s organizational behavior as they master competencies in managing self, ethics, communication, diversity, across cultures, teams, and change. The authors apply their decades of experience in teaching, research, and OB consulting to establish a clear connection between organizational behavior theory and contemporary practice. This edition combines classic theory with contemporary research, emerging trends, and the most recent developments impacting business today. New text and video cases from organizations familiar to students and interactive exercises clearly demonstrate how effective leaders use the key competencies to lead more successfully. Give your students the foundation they need to become highly effective managers and successful leaders within the organizations of tomorrow. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Don Hellriegel
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 672 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781111787998

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Help your students learn not only the concepts and theories that enhance the management of human behavior at work but also how to practice these skills with Nelson/Quick’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. The latest edition of this book clearly demonstrates how organizational behavior theories and research apply to companies today with engaging cases, meaningful exercises, and examples that include six new focus companies students will instantly recognize. The authors present foundational organizational behavior topics, such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, and communication. Students also examine emerging issues reshaping the field today, such as the theme of change. They study how change affects attitudes and behaviors in an organization as well as what new opportunities and experiences change presents. Students further explore growing themes of globalization, diversity, and ethics. The authors anchor the book’s multifaceted approach in both classic research and leading-edge scholarship. Timely examples from all types of organizations throughout this edition reflect today’s most current trends, including six new focus companies--NetFlix, Ford, Groupon, and more. Self-assessments and other interactive learning opportunities allow your students to grow and develop, both as individuals and as important contributors to an organization, as they progress throughout your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Debra L. Nelson
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2013-04-09
File: 800 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133712428

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